Rebel Fagin

Rebel Fagin is a writer who has been politically active in Sonoma County since the 1970’s. He writes regularly for the Sonoma County Peace Press and the Global Critical Media Literacy Project (gcml.org). He has a book documenting nearly forty years of street activism in Sonoma County called Tales from the Perpetual Oppositional Culture – a Journey into Resistance. He lives in Santa Rosa, California and is active with many activists’ organizations.
  • Training for Occupation of the U.S.A.

    From September 7 through September 11, the Alameda County Fairgrounds will host Urban Shield, a four-day weapons expo and convention followed by two days of war-game exercises held throughout the Bay Area. This is the largest SWAT training in the United States. It is paid for by the Urban...
  • Plastic Free July

    Plastic Free July, like Earth Day, is an annual reminder of what we need to do every day: reduce and work to eliminate plastic from our lives.  Plastic is made from oil. People kill for oil with guns, with joysticks, and by tossing garbage into our waterways. Eight million...
  • Starving for Justice

    There are issues the corporate media just won’t touch. The hunger strike by political prisoners in Palestine is one of them. With the exception of one much maligned piece in the New York Times, the corporate media has been dutifully silent on this crisis. On April 17, 1,500 of...
  • One Way to Organize is…

    I see five options for dealing with the political world: 1) everything’s cool, disengage, 2) take to the hills with a rifle and some dried food, 3) electoral politics, 4) alternative systems, 5) the tools of nonviolence.  I reject the first two modes as they won’t get me the...
  • Lessons from Occupy

    Occupy began in September 2011 for many of the same reasons as the Arab Spring. In both cases, government was not responding to the needs of the people. The U.S. government bailed out banks, but not home owners. They had money for war, while veterans’ benefits were slashed.  Student...
  • A Sinister Inheritance

    So far, excessive powers exercised by Trump have been powers he inherited from Bush and Obama. Since 9/11 the powers of the Executive Branch have grown alarmingly. No president has moved to retract these powers and none will.  Presidents pledge to defend the Constitution of the United States. Since...
  • Unmasking the Myths

    Israel has spent an enormous amount of time and energy on its public relations image, especially in America.  For instance, the story that Israel was a land without a people for a people without a land. When Israel was established in 1949 there were over 700,000 Palestinians living there....
  • Corporate News

    Underwriting Occupation

    Americans aren’t stupid, but when it comes to Palestine/Israel, they’re profoundly ignorant … and it’s deliberate. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer has written a book whitewashing Israeli spying on the US and has worked for the Israel lobby. Time Magazine’s bureau chief, Joel Greenberg served in the Israeli army. Atlantic staffers,...
  • Corporate Media

    Down the Memory Hole

    During the next four years reality will be more elusive than ever before. Fortunately we have media we can trust. The corporate state knows this and has declared war against non-corporate media. In late November, the Washington Post ran the headline: “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during...